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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 6, 2011 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

I'm also not sure how "couches, rugs, flowers, books" etc. "enhance the drug experience." I mean it just sounds like an ordinary room ... well, an ordinary FURNISHED room but what other kind of room would one normally have a drug experience in.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 6, 2011 8:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

I guess they were pointing out that, even though it was a lab test, they weren't giving it to people in a bare white room.

I clicked on the report within that link -- the one with that quote (the link is "some detail") -- and it was published in 1967 but about a 1964 test, apparently at UCLA. I just skimmed it, but what struck me is that when they initially interviewed possible subjects -- grad students who responded to an ad to earn some money doing a lab test (no mention of the topic!) -- something like 34 out of 155 were disqualified because they already had experience with LSD or peyote. In 1964!!!

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 7, 2011 4:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

The early history of psychedelics is quite fascinating. Thousands of people took in before 1960, and the mainstream press openly debated whether it was a wonder drug that might benefit society. Timothy Leary, taking it for the first time in 1960 (I believe) actually was a late-comer. The most enjoyable overview of these early years is in Jay Stevens' book, Storming Heaven.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 7, 2011 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?

Yea, ask Cary Grant.
http://www.futurehi.net/archives/000693.html

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